First Thursday Webinar Series

The Judicial Division is pleased to announce a new monthly CLE webinar series on technology-focused topics beginning on November 5, 2020, and continuing through May 6, 2021. Each webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and end at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The series will be available for a discounted rate of $40 for Judicial Division members.

November 5: Lawyers, Judges, and Social Media

How lawyers can comply with MRPC 1.1 and 1.6 while using social media for litigation or other purposes and what can happen when judges use social media to express their views or become connected to lawyers. This webinar will consider social media use – and misuse – by judges and attorneys.

December 3: Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition Technology (Part One)

 Attorneys and judges confront new technologies on a regular basis. Prominent among these technologies are AI and FRT. These technologies present questions of, among other things, possible biases and transparency that attorneys and judges are likely to address during litigation. This webinar will introduce AI and FRT, explore possible biases in the new technologies, and suggest ethical guidelines for AI and FRT.

January 7: Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition Technology (Part Two)

The December 3rd webinar focused on the nature of AI and FRT, possible biases in those technologies, and suggested ethical principles. The focus of this second part of the webinar will look to how attorneys might argue for or against discovery of social media in civil and criminal proceedings and considerations that might assist judges in ruling on those arguments.

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